Satanism: Psychiatric and Legal Views, written by a psychiatrist and a legal scholar, provides a concise overview of myths, cults, and beliefs about the devil, placing the issues into cultural, historical, and psychopathological contexts. Chapter titles include: "Myths, Cults, and Culture," "The Birth of the Devil," "God Versus Satan," "Children in Satanic Rituals," "Juvenile Satanism," "Satanism and Criminal Law," "The Satanist as Criminal," and "Psychiatric Views of Satanism." The book is fascinating reading for those interested in the twisted recesses of the pathological and religious imagination. The authors maintain a middle-of-the-road, balanced perspective, elucidating the phenomena and their power but commenting on the psychiatric and legal aspects. The religious and psychopathological literature on satanism is reasonably well covered. The book should be of interest to those mental health professionals who remain interested in the sources and contents of deviant thought and belief. For those truly interested, however, the book is no substitute for, and should be supplemented by, works by academic researchers, ethnographers, and religious historians (8–12).